Axel Dumas

AXEL DUMAS - @ Jane Evelyn Atwood

@ Jane Evelyn Atwood


For the ninth time, we have the pleasure of sitting here, contemplating the infinitely agile yet highly controlled movements of the horses, watching them soar as if they had wings, admiring, holding our breath, with fists clenched or fingers crossed, willing them to succeed. In these moments, there is nothing quite like the muffled sound of the canter, punctuated by the intermittent silence of the jump, an instant of aerial grace.

For the house of Hermès, this is an opportunity to come out into the light, into the fresh air, almost the open air. Drawn to this magical event, you honour us with your presence. Together, close to the horses, we are in our element. This is enough for our happiness.

Chief Executive Officer of Hermès


© Collection Rmn-Grand Palais, Mirco Magliocca

© Collection Rmn-Grand Palais, Mirco Magliocca


The Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais is delighted to welcome the ninth edition of the Saut Hermès which, as it does every year, will give audiences an unforgettable equestrian show, featuring performances by the greatest world champions, under Europe’s largest glass roof.

The atmosphere at the Grand Palais is charged over the three days of competition, with audiences holding their breath as horses soar into the air led by the virtuoso horsemanship of their riders.

This year, Bartabas’ creation with the Académie Équestre de Versailles promises to be a visual and exciting treat.

Reviving the tradition of equestrian competitions that has marked the history of the Grand Palais, the Saut Hermès is an unmissable event on the international equestrian scene . This famous event, inseparable from the monument that hosts it, is a wonderful celebration of daring, elegance and French art de vivre.

President of the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais

Olivier Ginon

Portrait Officiel de Olivier-Ginon

© Elisabeth Rull


GL events is delighted to be involved in the ninth Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais, taking the utmost care to ensure the success of this remarkable event dedicated to horses and to the world’s finest riders.

GL events draws on its considerable know-how to make the Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais an unforgettable event that provides immense enjoyment to horse lovers. The expertise acquired in organising global sporting events, notably in the equestrian field with the FEI World Cup Finals for Jumping and Dressage from 11 to 15 April 2018 in Paris, is brought into play to support the house of Hermès and provide the finest possible experience.

Sylvie Robert, Chairwoman of GL events Equestrian Sport, and her teams apply all their experience and skill to presenting this event – a wonderful celebration of excellence and beauty.

Chairman of GL events